Top Things to Do Before Summer Ends in VanCity

Grouse Mountain

When those dreaded scarfs and mittens start popping up in your favorite stores, back to school ads are flashing across your TV screen,  and the days are getting ever so slightly shorter you know the inevitable end to summer is lurking just around the corner!  This is why it’s time to start making the most of the last few weeks […]

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Travel Smarter-The Evolution of Travel

Travel Smarter-The Evolution of Travel

It wasn’t that many years ago when holidaying to a new destination meant booking your flight and hotel through a travel agent, traveling by standard taxis or car rentals and eating at places recommended by your Lonely Planet guide book. Today, the way people research and book their holidays includes a variety of options that didn’t even exist 5 years ago. […]

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A Year’s Worth of Wanderlust – 2014 Year in Review

A Year’s Worth of Wanderlust – 2014 Year in Review

Chennai, India Curry, beaches and art. Read more about what 8 hours in Chennai can offer you. Dubrovnik, Croatia This port city is located on the southern Croatian coast, sitting along the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the few medieval walled-cities of the world. Read more about the walled wonder of the Mediterranean. Barcelona, Spain Beaches, tapas and a vibrant culture. Barcelona […]

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Best Cities in the World for a 24 Hour Stopover Holiday

Best Cities in the World for a 24 Hour Stopover Holiday

Whoever said it’s not about the destination but the journey to get there clearly has never been faced with a 46 hour travel time from Wellington to the UK.  This includes 4 flights and several hours in various airports along the way.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love the excitement of being in an airport and the anticipation of […]

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4 Tips to Book a Cheap and Easy Stopover Holiday

4 Tips to Book a Cheap and Easy Stopover Holiday

When booking a stopover holiday, there are many factors to consider including cost, effort, and time. Having spent collectively years travelling the world. I like to make the most of each flight and fit in a stopover holiday whenever possible. Here are my tips to book a cheap and easy stopover holiday. I always look for the best deals online […]

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Top Fruits to Try in Asia

Top Fruits to Try in Asia

While traveling to new places no matter if it is a long journey, relocating or just a short holiday break there is no a better way to get a feel for a new place than to try its regional cuisine. But what’s even more inspiring is the opportunity for exploration of the locally grown foods. Asia is a vast continent […]

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World’s Top Parties

World’s Top Parties

Carnival – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil If you’ve never heard of Carnival then you must be living under a rock because this is the party of all parties. Renowned around the world for the beautiful bodies, beaches and music.  This 5 day event is held annually in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday.  Most people think of the elaborate floats, head […]

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Leave the Cot and Stroller at Home with Swissôtel Kids Rooms

Leave the Cot and Stroller at Home with Swissôtel Kids Rooms

As a mother-to-be and travel writer, I’m determined to continue travelling extensively through pregnancy and after. Whether it’s an unrealistic dream, or a skill that can be mastered, I’ll be finding out pretty quickly after our son is born. What is giving me hope is finding out about hotels that go over and above to make you and your kids […]

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